Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
"Thank You!" - to the 70+ people who have returned their commitments for 2015. The Ministry Teams, Finance Team, and Council will be using this information to finalize plans for 2015.
Follow-up letters will go out this coming week to those of you that we have not heard from. Additional commitment cards are available on the counter in the Narthex or via this link.
We don't want you to miss out on being part of the great work God is doing through Church the Palms.
On November 23, Commitment Sunday, Pastor Pete Berntson concluded the series "Living a God-Pleasing Life." Listen now as Maggie Taylor reads 1 Chronicles 29:10-20, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Luke 19:1-10. Following Pastor Pete's message John and Pam McMullan share additional words on the focus of "Generosity is the Hallmark."
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The Boy Scouts of Troop 213 are building dog houses and collecting supplies for the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM for short.)
Our compassionate Scouts also became aware that due to vandalism at the rescue, basic supplies are critically needed, such as:
- Old towels and unfilled blankets
- Canned and dry dog/puppy food
- Canned and dry cat/kitten food
- Dog bones and treats
- Clorox bleach
- Blue Dawn dish detergent
- Cat liter
Sunday, December 30
Follow the Star: Hope
This Sunday, December 30, is the start of the church season called Advent. Advent is a time of waiting, yet a time to be marked by preparation with a sense of urgent anticipation, and by a longing for the fulfillment of what has been promised. Fulfilled once so long ago, and promised again in a future time yet known.Read more...
Sunday, November 30, is the beginning of the Christian Year, and also the start of the holy season known as Advent. Advent is when we take the necessary time to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Messiah. Our time of worship at 10:30 a.m. on November 30, the first Sunday of Advent, will help us remember this.
As we start our series "Follow The Star!" we will recall the meaning and significance of the symbols common to this season of the year. Through the tradition of "Hanging of the Greens" we will slowly start the preparation of our Sanctuary as these symbols are brought in and placed. Song, scripture, and brief explanations will aid us in our understanding. As the entire season of Advent is to be a time of preparation, the preparation of the Sanctuary will only start on this Sunday, but will then progress to completion each additional Sunday in Advent until we arrive at Christmas.
The Brothers! will NOT meet on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27. They will resume on December 4 at 8 a.m. to continue their study of 1 Corinthians at Chapter 12.
First Corinthians is one of the gems of Christian literature. It is one of the 7-9 books in the New Testament that most scholars agree was written by Apostle Paul.
When the people in Corinth received this letter, it probably made them angry. That is because this letter deals with problems in the Corinthian church and some of those same people were the source of the problems. This not unlike our situation today. As we study this book, we will discover their problems are still with us today - either as exact copies or in modern equivalents!Read more...
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues December 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 20:27
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
Hanging of the Greens
Follow the Star: Hope!
Follow the Star: Search!
Chancel Choir Cantata
I Hear the Prophet Callin'
Follow the Star: Believe!
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Alternate mail address:
PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
Did you know...God's blessings surround us each day? They are so abundant that we take them for granted. Blessings overflow, showering us with love, mercy and grace.
We should not take these blessings for granted, nor should we assume that we deserve them. Instead, we should be grateful and show that by being a blessing to others...in word and in deed.
Gratitude and thanks are extended to those who have already started making contributions to the Building Fund in support of Vision 2020.
Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.
If you wish to contribute, simply mark your gifts as going to the Building Fund.